Special Episode of ‘The Voice’ to Air After Super Bowl XLVI
Although the quarter-finalists are still vying to be the winner of the first season of 'The Voice,' NBC has announced that it will air a special one-hour episode of the hit singing competition series after Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5.
"There is no better showcase on television than to follow the Super Bowl, and we believe 'The Voice' is deserving of such high-profile exposure," NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement. "The attention grabbing blind audition phase of 'The Voice' has mass appeal and will fittingly team up with the biggest sporting event of the year."
The post-Super Bowl episode will likely kick off Season Two of the network's highest-rated program, that is, if there is a football season. Earlier this year, an NFL labor dispute led team owners to lock out players. A federal court hearing in St. Louis, Mo. is scheduled for June 3.
After its initial blind auditions and four weeks of battle rounds, the contestant pool has been whittled down to 16 hopefuls. Coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton each have four remaining members on their teams, who will go onto the live rounds, beginning next week.
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